Do you really think homemade sweet pickles can be made in 10 minutes? I can do that! Well, maybe not completely in 10 minutes (and maybe semi-homemade), but I can certainly finish the making part. The sugar takes longer to do its part. Let me show you how I do it.

Recipe – Sweet Cucumber Pickles


  • Sour pickles
  • Sugar 


  • Drain liquid from jar of whole sour pickles
  • Trim off ends of pickles
  • Slice pickles (in food processor, with a mandoline or by hand with a knife)
  • Return pickles to original jar.
  • Spoon sugar on top
  • Replace jar lid
  • Keep adding sugar daily until syrup covers pickles and they are sweet to your taste

I usually let the pickles sit on the counter for several days and keep adding sugar until they are sweet enough. And that is the easiest and fastest way to make semi-homemade pickles! Check out my video for how to do it. It’s just a little over 5 minutes.

My two gallons of pickles were sweet enough for me in about five days. And I use a LOT of sugar!